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Choupette Lagerfeld

Screen shot 2012-08-06 at 12.32.54 PMShu uemura’s holiday collection is always a visual feast for the eyes. The edgy Japanese makeup brand best known for crafting false lashes for the likes of Madonna and for its cleansing oils, usually teams up with a cutting-edge photographer or artist for eye-popping packaging. It’s always joyful and lively. For holiday 2014, the brand has once again collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld, but this time with his infamous cat, Choupette. The “Shupette by Karl 
Lagerfeld for shu uemura” collection features images of the white Siamese cat on 17 beauty items including furry eyelashes, a silver makeup train case nail lacquer and drawing pencils that boast tiny paw prints. The ad campaign was shot by Lagerfeld himself.

According to WWD, model Baptiste Giabiconi asked Karl to cat sit Choupette over the Christmas holidays in 2011. He refused to give her back, and she’s been a loyal companion to the designer every since. She sits beside Lagerfeld as he hand-colours his fashion illustrations using shu uemura makeup as he’s done for more than 20 years.

The partnership with Lagerfeld’s cat is also a savvy social media move. Remarkably, the Twitter handle @ChoupettesDiary has 41,000 followers. She’s a social media sensation. Expect Choupette to be tweeting her favourite beauty tips and Shu products leading up to Christmas.




(The shupette collection by shu uemura is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada)

  • Kimberly Buck
    February 22, 2015 at 2:56 am


  • Terri Trevino
    February 21, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    I love cats & she’s a beautiful cat

  • Terri Trevino
    February 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    Great story

  • Valarie Lee Gentry
    February 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    OMG, I love this kitty!!

  • Dorothy Pyefinch
    February 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm

    So CUTE and so LOVELY!

  • keyko
    February 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    Super cute!!

  • Natalie Antia
    February 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

  • Karen Ali
    February 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Truly love this story!

  • Lou Simpson
    February 21, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    so cute!

    February 21, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    cute kitty

  • joni
    February 21, 2015 at 12:22 pm


  • kara
    December 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Cutest muse kitty in the world!

  • jackie allen
    December 7, 2014 at 9:16 am

    such a beautiful cat!

  • Jacqueline Cook
    December 7, 2014 at 9:06 am

    Love Siamese cats….well, all cats 🙂

  • Corissa
    December 7, 2014 at 8:49 am

    These are adorable!

  • Christine Smith
    December 7, 2014 at 3:36 am

    Oh my – always loved Lagerfeld but did not know about his cat! How gorgeous is she.

  • robin
    December 7, 2014 at 1:34 am


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